sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Final Day blown out at the Kiwi Cup and Access Nationals

Final Day blown out at the Kiwi Cup and Access Nationals

'SKUD Racing in the Pano Kiwi Cup, Napier'    David Staley - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

Thirty minutes before the scheduled start time for the final day of racing today, Race Officer Gerry Martin called a halt to the regatta as a southerly of 25+ knots piped in across Hawkes Bay on New Zealand’s North Island.

A number of competitors were towed back to the Napier Sailing Club by safety crews, assisted by the Noelex 25 fleet who had also abandoned racing. There will be several competitors disappointed they did not have the opportunity to improve their position on the scoreboard, but most were just happy to be back ashore and drying out.

Wellington sailor Michael Jones (NZL) has won the Liberty competition by one point over Magali Moraines (FRA). Current World and European Champion, Moraines was in a strong position after the first day but was slower in the stronger breezes yesterday. Jones has been steadily improving his skills and regatta results since placing third in the Silver fleet at the 2009 Kiwi Cup in Auckland. His win will boost his confidence and he will be a sailor to watch at the 2012 Access Class Worlds being held in Sydney.

Chris Cook (AUS), who led the Liberty fleet on day one, dropped from first to fifth overall enabling Auckland sailors John Toole (NZL) and Max Stacey (NZL) to move up the leader-board. Toole finished in third, 4 points ahead of Stacey and 4 behind Moraines.

Tess Connell & Briar Mannering (Auckland & Napier) dropped a second place score from day two to take a resounding win in the all New Zealand Access 303 competition. Alexander O’Connor (Wellington) held second position on both days and finished 6 points ahead of fellow Wellington sailors Genevieve McLachlan & Jane Thomasson. Vision impaired sailor, Dennis Hebberley (Hawkes Bay), sailed consistently in the fresh conditions on Friday to secure fourth spot. Alice Leslie, the young super-lightweight from Wellington, put in a gutsy performance to finish fifth overall.

The SKUD 18 fleet finished in the same order it started out in race one. Fresh from regattas in Sydney and Melbourne during December, Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel from Auckland (NZL) strung together 6 wins from 8 starts to win the SKUD nationals and the Kiwi Cup. The pair who have qualified New Zealand for a place in the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition are going from strength to strength under Yachting New Zealand coach Rob Hielkema and the training and competition program they have put together leading up to the Paralympic Games in the UK.

Jovin Tan and Desiree Lim (SIN) sailed very consistently to secure second overall but could not match the speed of the Dempsey & Apel. Krista Bailey & Russell Phillips (AUS) sailed well yesterday to build a break from the other SKUD teams and take third spot. All 5 SKUD 18 teams competing in Napier will now move on to the Sail Auckland International Regatta and join in a training camp run by Hielkema before heading home to their respective countries.

All the visiting sailors have enjoyed the facilities and hospitality of the Napier Sailing Club and Sailability Hawkes Bay. The Club has done an outstanding job of conducting a world-class regatta at the same time as hosting the Noelex 25 and Hartley TS 16 Nationals.

The Kiwi Cup has been generously supported by the Glenn Family Foundation, Hooker Pacific Transport, Mondiale Freight Services and New Zealand Sailability programs.

Results are available from the Napier Sailing Club website: www.napiersailingclub.org.nz




by David Staley

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=79792

11:49 PM Sat 29 Jan 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT